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Old April 14 2013, 04:34 AM   #3916
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Hubby and I just bought the board game "Dominion". We haven't played games in ages and we're looking forward to starting again. We nearly bought "Munchkin Quest" which just looked like silly fun, but we decided to go with the game we had played recently with friends.

Anyone have any suggestions for board games that 2 (and more) can play?
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Old April 14 2013, 04:42 AM   #3917
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Shanndee wrote: View Post
Hubby and I just bought the board game "Dominion".
So what happens when your friends buy the board game "Federation"?
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Old April 14 2013, 04:54 AM   #3918
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Intense negotiations followed by WAR!

Oh. Does that mean I'll need to find new friends?...
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Old April 14 2013, 05:10 AM   #3919
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Old April 14 2013, 05:53 AM   #3920
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Hubby and I just bought the board game "Dominion". We haven't played games in ages and we're looking forward to starting again. We nearly bought "Munchkin Quest" which just looked like silly fun, but we decided to go with the game we had played recently with friends.

Anyone have any suggestions for board games that 2 (and more) can play?
You have SO come to the right place.

Hubby and all his friends are hard-core board-game geeks.
Some of the one our group plays A LOT:
-Settlers of Catan (there's also a Star Trek Catan, which is awesome). This is a great game, but expensive as it's not worth playing unless you get the expansions.
-Battlestar Galatica. Based on the nuBSG, role playing cooperative game. The guys love it. Needs 4+.
-Pillars of the Earth. Based on book/minseries. Building a cathedral, earning money & points.
-Power Grid. A very cool game, much cooler than building power plants should be.
-Agricola. Easy to learn. Lots of fun building; hard to master.
-Puerto Rico. Fun for groups. Tons of little fiddly things but deceptively complex.
-San Juan, card game version of Puerto Rico. I kick ass at this game.
-ANY of the Munchin card games are fun as hell.
-Pandemic. A cooperative group game. Stop the epidemics spreading around the world. Challenging game where everyone must work together to win.
-Runebound. Fantasy fighting board game. Some D&D influences. Fun and easy but takes HOURS to play.
-Carcasonne. A fun, tile-placement building game. Easy, portable with bright colors.
-Princes of Florence. Tile building/bidding game.
For big groups of 6 or more, BANG! is a favorite. It's a card game, based on Italian Spaghetti-Westerns.

If you're looking for strictly two person games, try:
Lost Cities (very pretty card game)
Carcasonne 2or more
San Juan--2 or more
Kingdoms 2 or more(tile laying, scoring points in columns; Beowolf is the expanded, prettier version)
Boom-O. 2 or more. Slightly similar to Uno, only with bombs exploding in your face. You know, as you do....
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Old April 14 2013, 06:13 AM   #3921
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Thank you so much auntiehill! I will definitely look into these! I think we'll start with the 2 person games until we get into it again (and until we cultivate a few more friends who like board games!)

Thanks again!
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Old April 14 2013, 06:05 PM   #3922
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Hubby and I just bought the board game "Dominion". We haven't played games in ages and we're looking forward to starting again. We nearly bought "Munchkin Quest" which just looked like silly fun, but we decided to go with the game we had played recently with friends.

Anyone have any suggestions for board games that 2 (and more) can play?
A group of friends and I have been gathering and playing board games the first Sunday of every month for about two years now.

Some of our Favorites:

Pandemic: really fun and instead of competing, you work as a team.

Flash Point Fire Rescue: Similar to Pandemic, but you are fighting an advancing fire and rescuing people

A Ticket to Ride: You build a rail empire. This one took "Game of the Year" a few years back.


You will also want to check out an internet site called "Geek and Sundry" for ideas. One of the shows they have there is called "TableTop" and hosted by Wil Wheaton. They play and review board games.
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Old April 14 2013, 07:05 PM   #3923
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Anyone have any suggestions for board games that 2 (and more) can play?
Word Thief. It's not technically a board game, but it's sort of like Scrabble, with cards instead of tiles and a board.
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Old April 14 2013, 07:28 PM   #3924
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Anyone have any suggestions for board games that 2 (and more) can play?
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Old April 14 2013, 08:03 PM   #3925
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Some quick takeout breakfast first thing this morning.
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Old April 14 2013, 11:17 PM   #3926
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Bought a Samsung 40" LED Smart TV and $50 in groceries.
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Old April 14 2013, 11:26 PM   #3927
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A trash can. My old trash one was fine, but the lid disappeared. Yes, I had attached it to the can with wire, but eventually the wire broke, and the March wind came along.... I wish I could find a place that sells lids separately.
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Old April 14 2013, 11:33 PM   #3928
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I just bought a pair of seersucker pants, a white shirt, and sunglasses.
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Old April 15 2013, 02:27 AM   #3929
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I just got a new mattress pad after the one I had for eight years finally died.
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Old April 15 2013, 02:46 AM   #3930
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Anyone have any suggestions for board games that 2 (and more) can play?
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You will also want to check out an internet site called "Geek and Sundry" for ideas. One of the shows they have there is called "TableTop" and hosted by Wil Wheaton. They play and review board games.
^He beat me to it. Search YouTube for "TableTop Episode" and watch 'em all. That's where a lot of my time went this weekend actually. The show is a lot of fun, and a great way to get a feel for a game before you put out the money. Wil picks a nice variety of board games, RPGs, card/dice games, etc. For each episode, he invites 3 of his friends (often people you know from TV or the Internet like Colin Ferguson and Felicia Day), and they all sit around and play the game. It's edited into a fun little half-hour. I'm kinda hooked. Of course, the fact that I've become a Wheaton groupie doesn't help any.
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